Earl Hines http://wwno.org en Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set http://wwno.org/post/earl-hines-big-bands-and-beyond-new-box-set By 1928, Earl Hines was jazz's most revolutionary pianist, for two good reasons. His right hand played lines in bright, clear octaves that could cut through a band. His left hand had a mind of its own. Hines could play fast stride and boogie bass patterns, but then his southpaw would go rogue — it'd seem to step out of the picture altogether, only to slide back just in time.<p>Hines might have focused on a career as dazzling pianist, like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15196957/art-tatum">Art Tatum</a>. But after working in various orchestras, he itched to lead one of his own. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:33:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 33063 at http://wwno.org